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Chlorzoxazone vs. Robaxin

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Are Chlorzoxazone and Robaxin the Same Thing?

Chlorzoxazone and Robaxin (methocarbamol) are skeletal muscle relaxants indicated as adjuncts to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

Brand names for include chlorzoxazone include Lorzone and Parafon Forte DSC.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Chlorzoxazone?

Common side effects of chlorzoxazone include::

What Are Possible Side Effects of Robaxin?

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Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Robaxin including:

What is Chlorzoxazone?

Chlorzoxazone (chlorzoxazone tablet) is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.

What is Robaxin?

Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxant used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

What Drugs Interact With Chlorzoxazone?

Chlorzoxazone may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, chlorzoxazone should be used only if prescribed; it is unknown if it would affect a fetus. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Robaxin?

Robaxin may interact with pyridostigmine, donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine, or tacrine.

How Should Chlorzoxazone Be Taken?

  • The usual adult dosage of chlorzoxazone is one 500 mg tablet three or four times daily.

How Should Robaxin Be Taken?

The recommended starting dose of Robaxin is six grams a day for the first 48 to 72 hours of treatment. Thereafter, the dosage can usually be reduced to approximately 4 grams a day. Robaxin may interact with pyridostigmine, donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine, or tacrine. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Robaxin should be used during pregnancy only when prescribed. It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Flexeril Be Taken?

For most patients, the recommended dose of Flexeril is 5 mg three times a day. Based on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to 10 mg three times a day. Use of Flexeril for periods longer than two or three weeks is not recommended.

Reviewed on 1/4/2018

References:
RxList. Chlorzoxazone Side Effects Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/lamictal-drug.htm#medguidehttps://www.rxlist.com/chlorzoxazone-side-effects-drug-center.htm
RxList. Robaxin Side Effects Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/robaxin-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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